Soneva to launch new resort concept in the Maldives

Soneva to launch new resort concept in the Maldives

The first 14-villa Soneva Secret resort will open in the remote Haa Dhaalu Atoll 

Sustainable resort operator Soneva has revealed the launch of new "ultra-bespoke" brand called Soneva Secret.

Located in Haa Dhaalu, the Maldives’ most remote atoll, the inaugral Soneva Secret, which is named Soneva Secret 2024, will welcome its first guests on 10 January 2024. 

Thirty years in the making, the Soneva Secret resort concept builds upon Soneva’s experience in hospitality, and aims to set a new standard in intuitive, personalised service and private villa experiences. 

Soneva Secret 2024 features just 14 beach and overwater villas, including lagoon Crusoe Villas, accessible only by boat, and the Castaway, the Maldives' first floating villa. 

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Each villa is designed in harmony with the natural setting, with direct access to the white sand beach or sparkling lagoon. 

As well as vast master suites, including a roof that slides open to reveal star-studded skies, every villa offers adjoining bedrooms, offering ample space for families.

Guests at every villa will have access to a dedicated barefoot guardian and a barefoot assistant, curating a personalised stay and rare experiences. The resort’s 14 private chefs, one for each villa, craft bespoke menus and unique culinary journeys, to be savoured in the comfort of the villas or in nature at the island’s most picturesque spots.


Other dining options will include Out of This World, a castaway dining tower, observatory and wine cellar in the lagoon, reachable by zipline; a toes-in-the-sand fire pit dining experience at So Primitive, and The Living Room casual dining hub, which is also home to a library, a boutique and Soneva’s ice cream, chocolate and cheese and charcuterie rooms.

Soneva Secret 2024 is a 75-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport in Malé, a 40-minute seaplane flight from Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll, a 30-minute seaplane flight from Soneva Jani in the Noonu Atoll, or a leisurely full-day cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua. Guests can also fly directly into Kulhudhuffushi Airport in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll and take a one-hour speedboat ride to the resort.

Soneva Secret 2024 is now open for bookings. Rates for the Beach Hideaway and Ocean Hideaway start from US$3,140 per night from 28 April to 11 October 2024. For more information visit

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